St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition

St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition Over the last year, St. Kitts-Nevis has been participating in a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project, under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards.   In undertaking the project, and in keeping with criteria frecognition, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) coordinated various activities including the development of Tsunami Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, […]

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IDDR COMMEMORATED IN ST. KITTS BY NEMA

IDDR 2016 (The International Day for Disaster Reduction) is to be commemorated with a week long programme, under the auspices of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The programme was launched on Sunday, 9th October, through simultaneous worship at Methodist Churches within 8 districts throughout St. Kitts. District and Disaster Managers joined in the services within their own communities. The programme of activities continues today, Monday 10th, with an appearance on UPFRONT on ZIZ TV, […]

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Caribbean regional security, health and disaster agencies face comprehensive readiness test

BRIDGETOWN, JAN. 2017 –Security, public health and disaster management personnel from across the Caribbean were put to the test as they participated in a training exercise aimed at improving regional responses during an emergency situation. The exercise, Synergy 2017, presented emergency scenarios that could occur in the Caribbean region. The exercise took place from January 11 to 12 at the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) based in Barbados. The exercise was designed to assess […]

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SERTS LAUNCHED BY NEMA/NDMD

TODAY NEMA launched the SERTs (Student Emergency Response Teams) programme, in three zones throughout St. Kitts: in the Basseterre Zone, at the Conaree Community Centre; the East Zone, at Cayon High School and the West Zone at C.E. Mills Secondary. The aim of the programme, is to increase response capacity and coordination, by defining and enhancing the role of young persons, during an emergency event or disaster situation. “SERT prepares students to help themselves, their […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Evacuation Maps

Like many other countries in the Caribbean, St. Kitts-Nevis is vulnerable to several hazards including earthquakes and tsunamis.  In keeping with this reality, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has over the years been undertaking several preparedness activities, especially public service announcements and the distribution of related literature.  Recently, Tsunami Evacuation Maps for St. Kitts and Nevis were received, as part of a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project.  Among other information, the maps indicate in yellow, […]

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World Tsunami Awareness Day, 5th November, 2016

In December 2015, the United National General Assembly identified 5th November, 2016 for the first ever commemoration of World Tsunami Awareness Day.   In so doing, Member States, organizations of the United Nations System, international and regional organizations, Government and Non Governmental Organizations  were invited to observe the day in an appropriate manner, in order to increase public awareness of the risk caused by tsunamis.  Researchers have indicated that in the past 100 years, more than […]

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Tsunami Preparedness Evacuation Maps

  In  keeping  with the recent receipt of Tsunami Evacuation Maps for St. Kitts and Nevis,  the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is implementing a public education and awareness campaign on St. Kitts.  National Disaster Coordinator, Mr. Carl Herbert indicated that the purpose of this initiative is for residents to be aware that the maps exist and to assist with  proper interpretation.  He further indicated that the maps are an important resource that can be applied […]

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St. Kitts and Nevis Tsunami Ready Recognition

Over the last year, St. Kitts-Nevis has been participating in a Tsunami Ready Recognition Pilot Project, under the auspices of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for Tsunamis and other Coastal Hazards.   In undertaking the project, and in keeping with criteria for recognition, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nevis Disaster Management Department (NDMD) coordinated various activities including the development of Tsunami Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures, the establishment of a 24 hours […]

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Severe Weather Alert

Weather Bulletin Issued: 7am Tues 23rd August, 2016 Present Weather: Fair Skies Winds: A Gentle breeze of 12mph from the NE’E Temperature: 29°C/83°F Humidity: 74% Sea Level Pressure: Above normal at 1015.4mbs/29.98″ Sunrise: Tom 5:56am Sunset: Today 6:31pm Weather Forecast Valid until 8 am Tomorrow Winds: Northeast to easterly at 9 to 19 km/h or 5 to 10 knots increasing to 15 to 26 km/h or 8 to 14 knots and gusty near showers. Seas: […]

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NDC and DNDC PRESENT TO LIBRARY SUMMER YOUTH CAMP

Today, Thursday 15th July, 2016, NEMA senior staff members presented to the attendees of the annual Library Summer Camp on Disaster Management as it relates to the impact of hazards on farming and farmers. NEMA’s Head, Carl Herbert, accompanied by his Deputy, Mrs. Claricia Langley-Stevens and PRO Vesta Southwell, spoke to more than 130 youngsters between the ages of 5 and 12 years. Students were receptive and asked a number of relative questions of both […]

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